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Munk Lab Project Team

Project Lead
Carmen Pauli – Heritage Architecture & Planning

Owner/Client
Sam Farmer – UC San Diego, Facilities Management

Historic Architect
Carmen Pauli – Heritage Architecture & Planning

Lead Engineer
Mike West – Coffman Engineers Inc.

Historic Preservation Consultant
Carmen Pauli – Heritage Architecture & Planning

Contractor
Doug Mellinger – First Mark Contracting, Inc.

Additional Participant(s)
Camilla Ingram – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Lab

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Lab is a winner for the 2021 Preservation Design Award for Preservation or Restoration. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Lab

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Laboratory is located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, California, and is part of the University of California, San Diego campus. The building houses laboratories and offices for IGPP and is named for renowned SIO oceanographer Walter Munk who is known as the father of oceanography. The laboratory is the work of acclaimed San Diego architect Lloyd Ruocco, FAIA. It is one of Ruocco’s most significant buildings and an icon of 20th-century architecture, notable for its organic design and functional attributes encouraging collaboration at all levels. The exterior restoration project returned the building to its former glory, reversing decades of deferred maintenance by repairing, reconnecting, selectively replacing, and refinishing severely deteriorated redwood and Douglas fir features including structural beams, posts, siding, sliding glass doors, and windows.

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